Melvin Lee King

March 07, 1942 - March 23, 2010

Melvin Lee King, 68, of Floyd passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. He was a veteran of Vietnam and served his country in the US Navy. Melvin retired from Verizon after 34 years of service and he served as Secretary/Treasurer for 25 years with CWA Local 82162. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvil & Indie Whiteneck King; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Martin. He is survived by his wife, Diana L. King; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Tom Petty; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Missy King; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Dawn and David Wimmer; three grandchildren, Taylor Petty, Hunter Petty, Lucas King; two step-grandchildren, Ethan Wimmer, Zack Wimmer; Niece and Nephew, Carol Rector, Robert “Bubba” Martin; great-nephew, Daniel Edwards. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, with Rev. Hebron Quesenberry, Pastor Cecil Brown and Pastor Darren Landon officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, with military graveside rites by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 and American Legion Post #127. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Thursday at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, where the family will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers would be appreciated or donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245 ( The Family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Harry McCoy and staff, and to Alta Pickford. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Chuck Simpson

Roanoke VA
March 24, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to all of Melvin's family-- His warmth, caring and friendly smile will be forever in our hearts-- His strength in the Union Labor movement will live on in the individuals he touched and worked with- Chuck Simpson Roanoke Area VP CWA Local 2204

Carol hobbs

March 24, 2010

I am so sorry to hear about Melvin I've only knew him 3 years from pizza den i thought very much of him my prayers and thoughts are with ya'll

Larry & Melanie Harvey

Elliston, VA
March 25, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rhonda Burton

March 25, 2010

Tom, Angie & family - I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days.

Joe Alls

Salem, Va
March 25, 2010

Greg, Angie, and Diana. So very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time.

Tony Patrick

Malibu, CA
December 21, 2011

I am late to sign, but I did not know that Melvin had passed. He was a good man, he made my mother very happy until her last day. Sad to hear about him passing!